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Jennifer J. Manly

In: Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Chapter 25: Race, Culture, Education, and Cognitive Test Performance Among Older Adults

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Race, Culture, Education, and Cognitive Test Performance Among Older Adults
Race, culture, education, and cognitive test performance among older adults

Over the next few decades, there will be significant changes in the ethnic and racial landscape among the older adults in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the proportion of people age 65 and older who are White and non-Hispanic will decline from 85.3% (in 2000) to 67% in 2050. By the year 2010, the population of Hispanic elders is expected to double from that in 1990, and will be 11 times greater by 2050. Of the 86.7 million people age 65 and older projected for 2050, 10.4 million (12%) will be African American, as compared to 8.5% in 2005. The growth in ...

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